m a r g i n a l i a

notes from a creative writing PhD candidate

who wants to move to portland with me?

Portland’s almost an alternative universe.  It’s like Gore won.  The Bush administration never happened.

In Portland you can put a bird on something and just call it art.

In Portland you can go to, like, a record store and sell your CDs.

In Portland, it’s almost like cars don’t exist.
They’ll ride bikes, or double-decker bikes.  They ride unicycles.
They ride the tram, they ride skateboards.

Remember when people were content to be un-ambitious?  They’d sleep ‘til 11:00, and just hang out with their friends?  I mean, they had no occupations, whatsoever… maybe working a couple hours a week at a coffee shop?

You thought that died out a long time ago.
Not in Portland.  Portland is a city where young people go to retire.


–from season 1, episode 1 of Portlandia, The Dream of the 90s” (click to see the music video)



3 comments on “who wants to move to portland with me?

  1. Come to Kingston, WA and buy a five acre farm

    • traci
      July 18, 2014

      Wow–absolutely beautiful photos. Looks like an ideal place to live. We’ll definitely have to check it out when we visit the Pacific Northwest this fall.

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